Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    List an Event/Business    Join a Mums Group    Contact    Login
Join the Sydney Mums Facebook Group or a Real World Mums Group to ask questions, seek advice, share experiences and join a vibrant and supportive community.

Five Great Playgrounds For Inner City Children

by Brydie (follow)
Chief Editor, Sydney Mums Group www.brydiewright.com www.facebook.com/DaddyandtheWorldsLongestPoo
Kid Friendly (550)      Outdoors (54)      Playgrounds (19)      Inner West (12)      Parks (8)     
Outdoor Fun Spaces for Kids In Urban Neighbourhoods

At Sydney Mums Group, we are no strangers to keeping our eyes peeled for the best playgrounds in Sydney.



Pexels
Urban playgrounds are important for city-dwelling families


While it's easy to think that the top jungle gyms for kids would be in the sprawling parklands of the suburbs, you might be mistaken. Just like Sesame Street's imaginary, inner-city neighbourhood, families are flocking to Sydney's refurbished inner city suburbs. Apartment living and location convenience are king and so is the need for great amenities for children.

Learn how to take amazing family photos with your smartphone!
If you want to learn the basics of how to crochet, or if you are looking for a new hobby, this Crochet for Beginners class is for you!
I visited the gentrified, waterside suburb of Pyrmont on the weekend, and was surprised, yet relieved, to see that council has reserved plenty of green spaces for locals with children. It inspired me to put together a shortlist of awesome playgrounds for inner city kids.



pyrmont
The spider web climbing frame at Pirrama Park is fun for little monkeys


Pirrama Park, Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

This beautiful harbourside parkland is specially designed for families with growing kids, needing lots of room to run around, in an otherwise built-up area. The level of skill required for the playground equipment means that toddlers need to be closely supervised but there is ample freedom for pre-schoolers. They'll love the climbing frames, swings, spinning frames and water splash areas for those hot summer days. Take a family stroll by the water too.



Sydney Park
The hill slides rule at Sydney Park - image c/o- Rebecca O'Farell, Sydney Mums Group


Sydney Park, Sydney Park Rd, Alexandria/St Peters

The Brewvale Sessions - Pies, Beers, and Spirits event gives you an insider look at the secret world of pies, boutique brewers and distillers, all within Brookvale's industrial heartland.
Do you need an updated family photo?
Once, only known as the industrial heartland of Sydney, Alexandria's face has changed over the last ten years. New, secure apartment blocks are going up everywhere, and city-loving families are moving in. And so it is that Sydney Park, the old brickworks site, has had a major makeover to suit the area's new clientele. The children's playground is well-known in mums' circles as a great place to take the kids. It is futuristic in appearance, with modern equipment to suit all ages. Highlights include giant hill slides of varying difficulties, a large climbing frame, a high wobbly bridge and swing facilities. It sounds unmissable, for locals. Playdate, anyone?



Darling Harbour FB page
There is nothing like inner city water fun at Tumbalong Park - image c/o- Darling Harbour Facebook page

Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter

The extra special thing about this playground is that we tourists from the suburbs can share it too, on our next Sydney staycation visit to the bustling heart of Darling Harbour. This is water fun for youngsters of all ages, including toddlers. The 5-hectare park, adjacent to restaurants, Monkey Baa Theatre and the exhibition centre, boasts 26 water jets, a people-powered water scoop and 'screw and squirt' fun. Bring a towel, or don't bother. In the summer heat, it's a great way to cool down and the kids will dry off quickly.



Vic Park Sydney Your Say
Victoria Park playground has been upgraded - image c/o- Sydney Your Say


Victoria Park, Parramatta Road, Broadway

Located near a University and smack bang in the middle of urban Sydney, this park hasn't always had a great reputation as a safe family space. However, with surrounding areas of Ultimo, Broadway and Newtown being cleaned up, and with a changing demographic in the locale, City of Sydney Council has updated the park and its facilities. The space has always been famed for its flying fox but a major new playground has been built for children of all ages. Many community events are hosted here, so you know its being targeted to, and maintained for, families. If you live in an apartment in the area and need to get out with the kids, check it out and feel free to report back to us in the comments.

Wulaba Park, border of Zetland and Waterloo



Zetland - sydney city council
Futuristic awesomeness at Wulaba Park - image c/o- Sydney City Council


What keeps capturing our attention about this park is its 'mother-of-all' climbing towers and giant slide. Again, this is not a toddler play space but it's fab for older and more adventurous kids, who don't have back yards but have a lot of energy to burn. Covering more than 4,000 square metres of outdoor space, on Amelia Street, Waterloo, this playground is hard to beat, with ample room for BBQs and family days out.

These are just a few suggestions for you to try if you live in the Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, Inner West and Inner East neighbourhoods. If you're an urban family, where do you take your kids to play, and if not on this shortlist, which parks have the best equipment for a) toddlers, b) pre-school age and c) primary school kids? We'd love your feedback in the comments and on the Sydney Mums Group Facebook page. Join the Conversation...

#Playgrounds
#Parks
#Kid Friendly
#Outdoors
#Inner West



Featured
The High Tea Party presented by The Australian Women's Weekly, gives you a beautiful high tea experience at a five star venue, whilst watching a gorgeous fashion parade.
3 Nov - 4 Nov
Tyde is a free App that allows you to connect all of your family's medical information so that you have everything you need in the palm of your hand, constantly updated and always ready.
Located in Pyrmont, JUMP! Swim School is a brand new boutique learn-to-swim facility. New customers can enjoy a FREE trial class!
Do you need an updated family photo?
29 Sept - 14 Oct
Learn how to take amazing family photos with your smartphone!
If you want to learn the basics of how to crochet, or if you are looking for a new hobby, this Crochet for Beginners class is for you!
The Sydney Crochet Club meets fortnightly to learn crochet, meet other Sydney mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
29 Sept
The Brewvale Sessions - Pies, Beers, and Spirits event gives you an insider look at the secret world of pies, boutique brewers and distillers, all within Brookvale's industrial heartland.
6 Oct - 27 Oct
Join the conversation on the Sydney Mums Facebook Group


Enjoy affordable family photography from MyFamilyPhoto.com.au

I like this Article - 5
More Articles by Brydie
view all articles by Brydie
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 70153
Do you need an updated family photo?
Learn how to take amazing family photos with your smartphone!
The Brewvale Sessions - Pies, Beers, and Spirits event gives you an insider look at the secret world of pies, boutique brewers and distillers, all within Brookvale's industrial heartland.
If you want to learn the basics of how to crochet, or if you are looking for a new hobby, this Crochet for Beginners class is for you!
The Sydney Crochet Club meets fortnightly to learn crochet, meet other Sydney mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
[ Submit a Comment ]
Calendar
Categories
January (52)
March (55)
April (51)
May (94)
June (95)
July (96)
August (88)
September (104)
October (60)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version